Scott Brown on Concerning CPI Report: Why In The World Does Lina Khan Still Want To Break Up Amazon?

WASHINGTON – In response to the March consumer-price index showing annual inflation rates quickening to 3.5%, Scott Brown, Chair of the Competitiveness Coalition, issued the following statement: 

“As consumers pinch pennies to make ends meet, out-of-touch activists in the Biden Administration like FTC Chair Lina Khan continue their crusade to destroy companies  whose lower prices are a lifeline for many amid ongoing inflation. For example, according to Khan, one of Amazon’s ‘sins’ is keeping prices too low – try explaining that logic to the two-thirds of Americans unable to cover a 400 dollar expense. FTC is also going after the Albertsons-Kroger merger, which could prevent the restructured company from having the buying power it needs to hold down costs for customers. Since Khan took over the FTC three years ago, prices for goods have gone up more than 15%. Khan may never have to explain her policies to voters, but lawmakers who back her policies – or sponsor legislation supporting their objectives – would be wise to change course.”

Since 2022, the Competitiveness Coalition has been sounding the alarm on the FTC’s egregious overreach and concerning actions. The Coalition has been especially focused on allegations of Khan’s collusion with European regulators to implement sweeping new policies on American technology companies. 

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